URGENT: Elvin Mendieta Quiterio, a twenty-one year old man, was arrested by Georgia police for driving without a license on Saturday around 11 PM in Gainesville, GA. He was pulled over for a broken liscense plate light, a minor driving infraction. Elvin Mendieta Quiterio is being held at Hall County Detention center in Gainesville, GA. His family posted bond on Monday, but ICE has placed an immigration hold on him.
Take Action – MAKE A CALL:
Please call John Morton, the ICE Atlanta Field Office, and Hall County Jail, and demand that Elvin not be detained by ICE.
Make a Phone Call
1. ICE John Morton: 202.732.3000
2. Hall County Jail: 770.531.6905
Sample Script: “I am calling to ask that ICE not detain 21-year-old , Elvin Mendieta Quiterio (Inmate # 300700) and release him from Hall County Jail in Georgia. Elvin has been living in the United States since he was fifteen years old and he is DREAM Act eligible. He is a hard-working member of his community. Please release Elvin from Hall County Jail in Gainesville, Georgia.”
We urge ICE to lift its immigration hold on Elvin
To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton; Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano; and Hall County Sheriff, Steve Cronic:
We, the undersigned, call for the immediate release of Elvin Mendieta Quiterio (Inmate # 300700) from Hall County Jail in Gainesville, Georgia and urge ICE to lift its immigration hold on Elvin.
On Saturday, May 5th, 2012, Elvin was stopped by a police officer in Gainesville, Georgia. Elvin was arrested for driving without a license and was taken to Hall County Jail. Elvin’s family posted bond on Monday May 7th, yet he hasn’t been released. ICE has placed an immigration hold and is planning on transferring to a detention center.
Elvin was brought to the United States when he was sixteen years old. Now 21 years old, he has grown up in Georgia and is a hard-working and contributing member of his community. He is on a soccer scholarship at Andrew College and just finished his third semesters last week. Elvin is DREAM Act eligible and, according to the memo issued by John Morton, is not a priority for deportation and should be given favorable use of prosecutorial discretion.
We, the undersigned, call on the immediate release of Elvin Mendieta Quiterio from Hall County Jail in Georgia and urge ICE to lift its immigration hold on Elvin.